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Stir-Fry Cajun Beef with Couscous

This recipe for Stir-Fry Cajun Beef with Couscous captures the spicy flavour of jambalaya in a fraction of the usual preparation time. You can buy Cajun spice or make your own in minutes using the recipe here.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins

 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes, drained and juice reserved
 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch
 1 lb (500 g) Beef Stir-Fry Strips or Beef Grilling Steak cut into thin strips
 ½ cup (125 mL) chopped onion
 ½ cup (125 mL) chopped celery
 ½ cup (125 mL) chopped sweet green pepper
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 tsp (10 mL) Cajun Spice Mix (recipe follows)
 1 cup (250 mL) corn kernels, frozen or canned
 Salt and pepper
 Chopped fresh parsley

1

Combine reserved tomato juice and cornstarch in large sealable freezer bag. Add beef strips; seal bag, squeezing gently to massage marinade into beef. Refrigerate for up to 30 minutes.

2

Drain meat through colander set over bowl, reserving marinade. Stir-fry beef strips using medium-high heat in hot lightly oiled non-stick skillet for 2 minutes or until browned but still pink inside. Transfer meat to clean bowl.

3

Stir-fry onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in same skillet for 3 to 5 minutes or until almost tender-crisp. Stir in Cajun Spice Mix. Return beef to skillet along with any juices in bowl, reserved marinade, tomatoes and corn. Bring to boil; cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and thickened slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste if desired. Garnish with parsley to serve. Serve over hot couscous.

4

Cajun Spice Mix: In small bowl, combine 4 1/2 tsp (22 mL) paprika, 1 tbsp (15 mL) EACH dried basil and oregano, 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried thyme, 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) EACH cayenne pepper and mace and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper. Store in glass airtight container until needed. Makes about 1/4 cup (50 mL).

Ingredients

 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes, drained and juice reserved
 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch
 1 lb (500 g) Beef Stir-Fry Strips or Beef Grilling Steak cut into thin strips
 ½ cup (125 mL) chopped onion
 ½ cup (125 mL) chopped celery
 ½ cup (125 mL) chopped sweet green pepper
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 tsp (10 mL) Cajun Spice Mix (recipe follows)
 1 cup (250 mL) corn kernels, frozen or canned
 Salt and pepper
 Chopped fresh parsley

Directions

1

Combine reserved tomato juice and cornstarch in large sealable freezer bag. Add beef strips; seal bag, squeezing gently to massage marinade into beef. Refrigerate for up to 30 minutes.

2

Drain meat through colander set over bowl, reserving marinade. Stir-fry beef strips using medium-high heat in hot lightly oiled non-stick skillet for 2 minutes or until browned but still pink inside. Transfer meat to clean bowl.

3

Stir-fry onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in same skillet for 3 to 5 minutes or until almost tender-crisp. Stir in Cajun Spice Mix. Return beef to skillet along with any juices in bowl, reserved marinade, tomatoes and corn. Bring to boil; cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and thickened slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste if desired. Garnish with parsley to serve. Serve over hot couscous.

4

Cajun Spice Mix: In small bowl, combine 4 1/2 tsp (22 mL) paprika, 1 tbsp (15 mL) EACH dried basil and oregano, 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried thyme, 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) EACH cayenne pepper and mace and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper. Store in glass airtight container until needed. Makes about 1/4 cup (50 mL).

Stir-Fry Cajun Beef with Couscous
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